Employment Outlook

Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultant

An Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultant may be called in during a building or renovation project in order to create a space that is aesthetically pleasing and well-functioning.

 

Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 10,800 people are currently employed as Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultants in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 12,400 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

33.4% of all Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultants are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultants is TAS, with only 0.6%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 17.6% of Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultants being male and 82.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultants is 25-34 years old, with 37.1%. A small percentage (4%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultants, with 6% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultants work an average of 45 hours a week which is 4.1 hours higher than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultants have a Bachelor Degree qualification (53.4%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (31.5%). 84.9% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 15.1% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Independent or Freelance Interior Decorating Consultant Duties & Tasks

  • Advise on maintenance of rooms and furniture and possibilities for future renovations.
  • Make site visits to take measurements and understand layout.
  • Provide plans, sketches, proposals and cost estimates to clients.
  • Oversee installation of chosen items and organise them in the agreed manner.
  • Advise on maintainance of rooms and furniture and possibilities for future renovations.
  • Liaise with building professionals.
  • Use computer-aided design software to draw up blueprints.

 

 

*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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